Calling all August babies: it’s officially peridot season.
For those born in the late summer month, you are blessed with three gemstones — sardonyx, spinel, and peridot — to shimmer through the season. Whilst we are in awe of all the beautiful stones, we’re splurging into August’s primary gemstone: peridot.
According to the American Gems Society, the brilliant lime green stone has long been associated with prosperity and good fortune. Whilst some believe that the word “peridot” derived from the Arabic faridat which means “gem”, it is also argued that it’s been rooted in the Greek word peridona, which means “giving plenty.”
Interestingly, this rare gem was once symbolised as the tears of Pele in Hawaii. It is believed to be a unique stone from the common mineral olivine which forms deep inside the Earth’s mantle and is brought to the surface by volcanoes.
Peridots are one of the few gemstones that appear in one colour — from shades of yellowish-green to olive to brownish-green — depending on the amount of iron.
Lucky for us, peridot looks beautiful any time of the day because of its sparkling green hue. While the sources of the stone remain China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Africa, most of the world’ s peridots supply comes from San Carlos Reservation in Arizona.
Celebrating the mesmerising stone for August babies, we’ve rounded up six ways you could rock peridot in style this month. Let’s attract some good fortune while looking gorgeous, shall we?
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There’s nothing more adorable than a pendant from Pandora that always manages to add that flair of sophistication to your look. Whilst Pandora has a great collection of birthstone jewellery, we love the pendant in sterling silver that has been mounted with the vivid olive green peridot. Wear it entirely on its own or pair them with matching earrings; either way, it will look gorgeous.
Price: THB 1,650
If you are looking for a dose of sparkle and grace, this stunning pair of droplets is the way to embrace your birthstone this season. Pomellato’s earrings M’ama Non M’ama feature brown diamonds and are dipped in rose gold with peridots. It makes quite a contemporary fashion statement and can be mixed and matched with any accessory. We always need that one beautiful pair of earrings that spruces up our outfit — whether it’s casual or formal.
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This stylish yet so classy ring is the perfect way to boast this month’s birthstone. When it comes to choosing a ring, we don’t compromise. The elegant Peridot Trumpet Ring by Theo Fennell has a timeless design that makes it perfect for every occasion. Whether you are celebrating your birthday this month or simply treating yourself, you can always count on a classic peridot ring.
Price: Approx. THB 142,292.18
If you have a sparkling personality and want to match up to it, Bulgari’s Allegra Necklace is the most vibrant way to go. This necklace dipped in 18kt gold does not only feature peridot, but also pink tourmaline, amethyst, blue topaz, soya culture pearls, and pave diamonds. The Allegra necklace is also one of the most iconic stylistic trademarks of the luxury brand. It is a celebration of vivaciously playful elegance as a whole. Flaunt it with your formal dresses and you are ready to walk that red carpet.
Price: Approx. THB 387,943.60
The most effortless way to sport the birthstone could be with a delicate and sleek bracelet. Bucherer’s fine jewellery bangle is dipped in 18K rose gold with a peridot stone and round cut diamonds. Consider it a dose of happiness on a gloomy day.
Price: Approx. THB 65,078.81
Think of a flower blooming and you could only imagine Pacharee’s Spring Vine peridot earrings. Inspired by wisteria which blooms in a dramatic flair during spring, this earring has been inspired and created to look like the flower. Carefully handcrafted with gold-plated peridots and freshwater pearls, this stunning pair of earrings is quite the summer staple you could wear all year round. Planning to head to the beach soon? It’s perfect to match with your hats and fancy sunglasses.
Price: Approx. THB 18,707